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WEDDING SPEECH DESCRIPTIONS 

Listed below are descriptions for the various speech types.


BEST MAN SPEECH

The best man is usually the best friend or brother of the groom. Congratulates the newlyweds. Thanks the bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, and others who contributed to the wedding. Primarily speaks about the groom and the experiences that they shared together. Mentions how long he has known the groom. Shares a funny anecdote or two involving himself and the groom. Addresses the bride to express how happy he is that she is married to the groom. Offers the newlyweds both serious and humorous marital advice. Concludes by offering a toast to the newly married couple. 


MAID OF HONOR SPEECH

The maid of honor is usually the best friend or sister of the bride. Congratulates the newlyweds. Thanks the bridesmaids and others who contributed to the wedding. Primarily speaks about the bride and the experiences that they shared together. Mentions how long she has known the bride. Shares a couple of funny but clean stories about her and the bride. Addresses the groom to express how happy she is that he is married to the bride. Offers the newlyweds both serious and humorous marital advice. Concludes by offering a toast to the newly married couple.


FATHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECH

Father will focus mainly on his daughter and her new spouse. Reflects about his relationship with his daughter from when she was a child up to adulthood. Shares a couple of heartfelt stories about his newlywed child. Talks about when he first met his new son-in-law, along with his initial impressions. States how he feels about his new son-in-law, such as saying that he is like a son. Compliments the other parent(s) on how well they raised their son. Also thanks them for contributions made towards the wedding. Offers marital advice to the newlyweds. Concludes by toasting the newlyweds.


MOTHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECH

Mother will focus mainly on her daughter and her new spouse. Reflects about her relationship with her daughter from when she was a child up to adulthood. Shares a couple of heartfelt stories about her newlywed child. Talks about when she first met her new son-in-law, along with her initial impressions. States how she feels about her new son-in-law, such as saying that he is like a son. Compliments the other parent(s) on how well they raised their son. Also thanks them for contributions made towards the wedding. Offers marital advice to the newlyweds. Concludes by toasting the newlyweds.


 FATHER OF THE GROOM SPEECH

Father will focus mainly on his son and his new spouse. Reflects about his relationship with his son from when he was a child up to adulthood. Shares a couple of heartfelt stories about his newlywed child. Talks about when he first met his new daughter-in-law, along with his initial impressions. States how he feels about his new daughter-in-law, such as saying that she is like a daughter. Compliments the other parent(s) on how well they raised their daughter. Also thanks them for contributions made towards the wedding. Offers marital advice to the newlyweds. Concludes by toasting the newlyweds.


MOTHER OF THE GROOM SPEECH

Mother will focus mainly on her son and his new spouse. Reflects about her relationship with her son from when he was a child up to adulthood. Shares a couple of heartfelt stories about her newlywed child. Talks about when she first met her new daughter-in-law, along with her initial impressions. States how she feels about her new daughter-in-law, such as saying that she is like a daughter. Compliments the other parent(s) on how well they raised their daughter. Also thanks them for contributions made towards the wedding. Offers marital advice to the newlyweds. Concludes by toasting the newlyweds.



Remember, giving a wedding speech is a serious undertaking. Properly prepare and rehearse your speech. Provide a nice mix of sentiment and humor. Say what needs to be said, however don't speak for too long! Thank the appropriate individuals and toast the newlyweds!


Arthur Scott Welch - Owner, Wedding Speeches Store

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